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Disambiguation: Embrace wrong answers & find truth

A session at Strata 2012

Wednesday 29th February, 2012

2:20pm to 3:00pm (PST)

Where are all the coffee shops in my neighborhood?

Seemingly easy questions can become complex when you consider ambiguity. This one sounds simple until you consider that folks may define “coffee shop” differently and the boundaries of your “neighborhood” differently. One person’s Central Austin, may be someone else’s South Dallas.

How about instead of working too hard to define the parameters in an attempt to completely remove the ambiguity, we instead look at what people do, interact with and talk about. We can watch what people do and decide from there what a coffee shop is and where the boundaries of your neighborhood are. It might not be the “truth”, but it can be darn close.

When we learn to embrace ambiguity, not only can we still find the answers to our questions, but we can also find answers to questions we hadn’t even thought to ask.

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Philip Kromer

Infochimps

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Strata 2012

United States United States, Santa Clara

28th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 2:20pm3:00pm PST

Date Wed 29th February 2012

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Mission City B1, Santa Clara Convention Center

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